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Google Document from a Google Sheet [closed]

Suppose I have a Google Sheet with each row corresponding to a film, and columns corresponding to Title, Director, Nation, Year, Cast, Plot etc. Having sorted and filtered the sheet in some way of ...
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Is there a way to edit a “paperless” text document on G-docs? [closed]

Google Docs text document editor seems to be stuck with the paradigm of last-millennia text editors and bound to the concept of physical paper. I mean, it has a page setup and displays your text on ...
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Can a publicly shared file stored in my Google Drive be deleted by someone having “Anyone with the link” editor rights?

Following a concern expressed by a user at How to share a Google Sheets demo spreadsheet. The problem with sharing it editable is that anyone can trash the sheet. Surely it's better just to share it ...
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How do I change the page numbers? [closed]

so I put in page numbers for a book I'm making, but it starts the page count on the cover! Please tell me how to fix this
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Google drive word document formatting has broken, how to fix it

Please check the screenshot, Google team has completely broken the formatting. This is for all the documents in the drive. Didn't expect this kind of bugs from 150K+ USD engineers. How to fix this ...
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Ruined margins in Google Docs [duplicate]

The right side of my page goes on forever. I cannot highlight text. I did absolutely nothing to bring this on. I already tried File > Page Setup. Please help.
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Google Docs render issue [closed]

I have a render issue as seen in the screenshot attached. The cursor is uncontrollable and the text flows out of the bounds of the page. Tried opening Google Docs on MacOS, works fine. OS: Windows 10 ...
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How can I change the last edited date in Google Docs?

I completed a large paper for a class at 12:05 instead of 11:59 when it was due. Is there anything I can do to change the last edited date?
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How can I open the .docx file stored in Google Drive with Google Doc?

I upload a .docx file to a directory in Google Drive, and can't find an option to open it with Google Doc, when right clicking it. How can I open the .docx file stored in Google Drive with Google Doc? ...
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Nearest-neighbor scaling of an image in Google Docs

I'm curious how to set the scaling method (such as nearest-neighbor scaling) of any image in Google Docs, switching between them for different use cases. By that, I mean how the image is rendered on a ...
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Add image in Google Doc from Google Sheet via Script

There is an image in Google Sheet (coming from Google Form) that I would like to insert in Google Doc in Image Format. Currently, I'm getting Url only from the below mention script. How can I get the ...
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Set Google Drive/Docs Keyboard Shortcuts to Windows (on Mac OS)

I'm forced to use a Mac computer for my job with a Windows Keyboard, and we use Google Drive Documents/Docs. Unfortunately Google Drive knows I'm using a Mac, so it sets the keyboard shortcuts to use ...
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what is this email with google docs webcam

I keep getting these pictures of scantily clad women all over the place and it always has a link to a google docs with hey lets be hot together and stuff. what is this and how do i stop it. is this ...
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How do I change the indent size in multilevel list?

I got a multilevel list in Google sheet and I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to reduce the massive indent that it has between levels. For example: Top Level Second Level Third Level I ...
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Tabs duplicating for some reason

This is when explorer on google docs is open. I may just be incidentally doing some... forgot what their called. This also may be from some teacher, but can someone find out if this is from ...
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Unable to resize a column in Google Docs - the column options disabled

I'm facing an issue with resizing the columns of my tables in Google Docs: neither of options seem to work (dragging a border is unavailable, dragging the ruler is unavailable, Format -> Columns is ...
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Write substitution rules for both n-dash and m-dash in Google Docs

TL;DR How can you create two substitution rules in Google Docs where one is a prefix of the other? Details and motivation In How to create an em dash in Google Documents?, there is an excellent ...
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Insert section break odd/even page

In Microsoft Word, when I insert a section break, I can tell it to start the next page on an odd page or even page: Is there a way to do this in Google Docs?
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Google Docs: Auto-numbering Exhibits

If I have 10 different .jpg photos (each an exhibit) I would like label each figure. For example: Figure 1: Photo of Left handed smoke shifter As each figure object is added to the document, the ...
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How can I turn 1.2M into 1,200,000 in Google Spreadsheet?

I've been looking for a formatting solution to do the opposite of what most try to do. Turning shortened numbers like 7.51M into 7510000 or 7,510,000. Or in thousands: 135.6K into 135600. Update: ...
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namedRange in Google Docs – keep it encapsulated

NB This is Google Docs not Google Sheets. My add-in interfaces with an external server storing bibliographic data which can then be inserted in the Google Document. Formatting of these data is managed ...
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System of equations in Google Documents

How can I insert a system of equations like this in Google Documents?
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Cannot find something in Google Drive / Google Docs

I put in the words Media Cloud Engineering in one of the Google docs. It has been more than 10 days, and today I saw something similar, so I went to my Google Drive to search: Media Cloud ...
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Duplicate shortcuts

Example problem: I want to indent a line in a google docs document. I want to do this with a key combination Problem: The existing key combination also open book marks. Problem to solve: Eliminate the ...
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google document replace user's selection

I have an app that needs to insert some text in the document either where the cursor is positioned or over the user's selection (replacing it). The best I've come up with is: function newElement(...
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namedranges in google docs – get elements then get text from them

As I understand from the documentation, a namedrange is an object that can be given a name and each range comprises one or more elements (e.g. text element). Once I have created a namedrange, I can ...
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Why can't I inspect on google docs?

I have tried to inspect google docs, but the inspect button is greyish, not letting me click on it
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How to export all my org's documents from Google Drive/Google Docs to OpenDocument?

My organisation is using Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), mostly Google Docs and Google Drive, to host a mix of documents in various formats. As an admin, how do I export all the documents (or all ...
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How to make Google Docs automatically correct misspellings

I would like Google Docs to automatically correct misspellings, not underline them for me to manually correct. Is this possible? "Automatically correct spelling" is already selected.
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Content control or invisible placeholders

Related to this question dated 5 years ago and where it is stated that "Google Docs doesn't have invisible placeholders at this time, but it has bookmarks." MS Word has 'content controls' ...
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google Script insert as HTML

If I have the string: var text = "Altman, R. (1992). Sound space. In R. Altman (Ed.), <em>Sound Theory Sound Practice</em> (pp. 46–64). New York: Routledge."; How can I insert ...
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Google docs - reconnect a list before the previous one

I have two lists. A main list and a small list. The small list is nested inside the main one. We can summerize it like that : 1. Install process 1. Step 1 2. Step 2 3. Step 3 2. Execution ...
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Google Docs ignoring modified paragraph style indentation, using “update … to match”

It looks like Google Docs cannot apply indentation to paragraph styles... For instance, I have modified the Heading1 paragraph style to given formatting and indentation, however when a invoking "...
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Insert dynamically first nam and last name in google document [duplicate]

Is there a way to insert user elements (like name) dynamically in a Google Document For example, I have some GDocs templates and I want to use variables in the footer. This variables insert the name ...
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How can I delete several pages of text from my Google Docs?

I have a Google Docs file that contains about 250 pages of text. Only pages 180-230 apply to me, so I wanted to delete the unnecessary pages from the document. I have tried to drag my cursor over the ...
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Adding none-printing text in Google Docs?

I have a Google Docs document and am keen to add a line of text (perhaps in the header or footer) just to serve as a reminder for myself... but I don't want it to be visible when printing or exporting ...
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“You have reached your limit of named versions” when naming a version

I didn't realize this, but Google Sheets (and I'm guessing Google Docs) as well seems have a limit on the number of named versions you can save? The bigger issue is that I'm not able to find any ...
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Google Docs table of content, ported to word, then exported as pdf

So I downloaded a report template from Google Docs and it has a table of content shown below. The problem is that when I export the file from my word to a pdf, it turns to this monstrosity, How do I ...
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In Google Docs, can I hide other users' from the other users?

I want to share a Google Doc with a team for editing, at the same time I want to hide their emails and names from each other (they all don't know each other, freelancers). Is there a way I can do so?
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Is it possible that Google Docs does not show page breaks on the screen?

I use Google Docs to keep some notes, and would 99% or 100% not print it out ever. So I hope to see the pages on the screen just as one continuous scroll, or without the page breaks. Is that possible?...
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Managing Google Docs assigned action items with Tasks

Is there a way to track and manage action items/assignments in Google docs? Currently there does not appear to be any straightforward way to view a list of all the places where somebody has assigned ...
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Google Doc permission

I am a teacher and a quiz I gave in Google Docs did not let them view the quiz and asked them for permission to access it. However, some students were able to get into the quiz and some did not.
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How can I import a .docx file in Google Docs?

I have uploaded a file in Google Drive which I would like to open in Google Docs. Using the web interface of Google Drive, I right clicked on the file and then selected "Open With". But ...
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A keyboard shortcut to create a blank document from the docs.google.com/document/u/0 webpage

I have gone through the Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs page — didn't find what I was looking for there — and have added the AutoControl Shortcut Manager extension to Chrome. After a brief review ...
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Why are Google Docs shared with me only coming from one email source?

Every time I receive a shared Google Doc, i.e. doc or sheet, I am notified that it is being sent from one particular person and not the person that is sharing the document with me. Is there something ...
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What's the best way to upload a million row spreadsheet as Google spreadsheet? [closed]

I have an Excel spreadsheet with over a million rows that I would like to have as a Google sheet. I tried uploading the file as a CSV to my Google drive, which worked. Then I tried opening it as a ...
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Google Script: Changing date format from Typeform Response in Sheets

I'm using Google Script to add a function where once the response from Typeform is sent to the sheet, a button called "create document" is added to fill up the Google Doc template using the ...
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If I add someone as an Editor to a Google Doc, can they see the old version history?

I created a Google Doc, made some edits, then added a colleague as an Editor. Can they see in the "Version history" the edits I made prior to adding them? (Important because I was editing a ...
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Which formats can Google Docs import/restore?

I want to export/download files FROM Google Docs in a format that will allow me to import/upload them to Google Docs retaining all possible formatting. While Google Docs offers several formats to ...
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Quantifying the difference between two revisions in a Google Document [closed]

Is there any way to quantify the difference between two revisions in a Google Document? (e.g. the number of added/removed/modified characters/words/sentences/lines between two revisions, as we can do ...

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